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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 19, 2011 12:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1969-12-26, Thanks For Being Late Bill. Acoustic Dead Rules!

Yes indeed...BTW, not meaning to pry, but assume you are taking a break from "taking a break", and I only note it since it appears micah might have been right: I've NEVER seen such a decline in posting than that over the past week or so...Usually the Holidays have been a time of considerable activity hereabouts.

Not complaining--just an observation; the notion that without the regulars posting "regularly", it really does grind to a halt (or snail's pace at least; I usu check in twice a day, and the board's hardly shifted!).

Did you ever track down your "dream CREAM" (ahem--this may bring out SDH) selections?

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Poster: jgIynn1.2 Date: Dec 19, 2011 12:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1969-12-26, Thanks For Being Late Bill. Acoustic Dead Rules!

Hi Arrow Boy!

I must admit I have been remiss in posting . . . I have, however, been checking out the local live music.

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Poster: craven714 Date: Dec 19, 2011 1:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1969-12-26, Thanks For Being Late Bill. Acoustic Dead Rules!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QoCTT5Xguk&;feature=related

Im gonna go powder my nose, and you sit here and think
of something to say...

Was this modified?!? Yes~

This post was modified by craven714 on 2011-12-19 21:27:00

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Dec 20, 2011 7:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1969-12-26, Thanks For Being Late Bill. Acoustic Dead Rules!

Maybe it was the Donate sloganeering? Heads up IA! And no kidney pie for you!

You are right WT. There has been a noticeable decline since before Thanksgiving. That it continued after that holiday was interesting, as you mention. I have given some thought as to why and also read a few things. In the end I really don't know why. I do know that there are some handles that I miss seeing. Some handles that if 'bundled' together would outpace even your untouchable number of posts.

Come back!

http://tinyurl.com/mxuw7n

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Dec 19, 2011 5:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1969-12-26, Thanks For Being Late Bill. Acoustic Dead Rules!

Well it had been almost a month since I stopped listening to the boys (except a few times when others have been listening in my company), and I needed my fix. Though I love every member of the Dead, it really struck me how much I missed Jerry and Phil. Yesterday I put on the Other One suite from 3/1/69, and now I'm stuck in a '68 - '69 rut like I often have been in the past.

What was micah right about? I must have missed something. I thought holidays generally saw increases in activity here as well. This place was hoppin' around Thanksgiving if I remember correctly.

"just an observation; the notion that without the regulars posting "regularly", it really does grind to a halt (or snail's pace at least; I usu check in twice a day, and the board's hardly shifted!)"

Well I wouldn't attribute the recent lull in activity here to my recent dip in posting. It just seems there hasn't been a whole lot to talk about here lately. Usually Mondays have a good amount of posts, yet there are very few today.

As for Cream, the 10/15/67 was indeed the best one I listened to. My 2nd favorite is actually the first recorded Cream show on 9/15/66. I was surprised at how listenable that recording is. I'm not done in my search though. During my "break" I spent a lot more time playing guitar than usual. I played pretty much every chance I had, instead of just listening to music.

I actually managed to tweak my settings to get the exact sound Clapton had in Cream and I've been having some fun with that. Maybe I'll upload a short clip. When I play along with a Cream song, my tone blends perfectly with Eric's. Although I usually turn the treble way down on the recording and play over Clapton's guitar (blasphemy, right?). I always found it pointless to try and copy a solo note for note. It's much more rewarding to play my own. I jack up the bass, lower the treble, and listen to Jack & Ginger as I make my own solo. Sorry to ramble. Good day to you Mr. Tell. I hope Santa has time to make it to the nursing homes this year :P

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Dec 19, 2011 1:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1969-12-26, Thanks For Being Late Bill. Acoustic Dead Rules!

My computer at home took a hike... I've been without for over a week, trying to catch up while at work. If memory serves, last year during the holidays was VERY slow around here; and though I have no empirical data to back it up, I'd say this place gets mighty quiet over the weekends as well.

This show reinforces for me that JG was truly a minstrel for the ages, with an encyclopedic memory for songs. Since he's barely in the top 50 guitarists of all time (said with spitting sarcasm), I give him credit for that incredible ability.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 19, 2011 3:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1969-12-26, Thanks For Being Late Bill. Acoustic Dead Rules!

Ha--yes, we use quite a bit of all kinds of sarcasm around here! Of course, one of the "draws" of "my" early era bias is the profound "front and center" aspect of Jerry...ie, Aoxomoxoa, and his solo album, which allow him to shine in so many respects.

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